Magnitude 5.4 earthquake felt in France

Four people were injured, one is in a serious state.

Four people were injured, including one in serious condition, on a 5.4-magnitude Richter earthquake that occurred today in southeastern France, near Montélimar, according to the prefectures of the affected areas.

In Montélimar, one person was seriously injured after falling from scaffolding and was urgently taken to hospital, according to the City Hall.

In the department of Ardeche, the mayor wrote on Twitter that 3 people were slightly injured during the earthquake.

The earthquake was felt in a large area of the South East of the country, from Lyon to Montpellier (South). However, at the moment, the damage seems to be limited.

After the earthquake, Vaucluse department firefighters received “about 50 calls,” according to the spokesman of France-Presse (AFP).

“People called to tell that they had just been shaken without requiring any intervention from our part,” he added.

Check original article in Record TV Europa (PT lang.)